from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A heavy cavalry sword with a one-edged, slightly curved blade.
  • n. A light dueling or fencing sword having an arched guard covering the hand and a tapered flexible blade with a cutting edge on one side and on the tip.
  • transitive v. To hit, injure, or kill with a saber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of sabre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword.
  • transitive v. To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To furnish with a saber.
  • To strike or cut with a saber.
  • n. A heavy sword having a single edge, and thickest at the back of the blade, tapering gradually toward the edge.
  • n. A soldier armed with a saber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. kill with a saber
  • n. a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
  • v. cut or injure with a saber
  • n. a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back


French sabre, from obsolete German sabel, from Middle High German, from Hungarian száblya, from szabni, to cut.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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